Yesterday, the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays had a very intense encounter that ultimately resulted in a 4-3 win for the Yankees. Today Tampa will try to prevent getting swept in their three-game series against the Yankees, though it’s going to be a very hard challenge considering the huge pitching mismatch.
The Rays need to win as many games as possible in order to keep up with the competition, and on the other hand, the Yankees right now are the best team in baseball and remain one of the hottest.
The Tampa Bay Rays will send out Drew Rasmussen as their starting pitcher for the 13th time this season. His numbers are decently looking with a 5-3 record, a 3.41 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 58 innings pitched. Rasmussen picked up his 3rd loss of the season against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. He gave away 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks over 4.1 innings.
Since 2020, the Yankees are hitting .357 against Rasmussen, though to be fair, the Yankees are hitting hard against everyone and they lead the MLB in home runs and rank 3rd in runs scored. For any pitcher in the league, facing the Yankees has to be one of the biggest challenges in their career.
Luis Severino is one of the hottest pitchers in the league right now, and today he’ll be making his 12th start for the New York Yankees. He’s holding a 4-1 record with a 2.80 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 61 innings pitched. While his numbers don’t look that different to Rasmussen’s, Severino has a career batting average against of .158 when facing the current Rays roster.
Everything in this pitching matchup indicates that the Yankees are going to close out the series with a bang, sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays, and at the same time, extend their win streak to 7 games.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Game Information
- Date: 6/16/2022
- Time: 7:05 PM ET
- Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
- How to Watch Rays vs Yankees: AT&T
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Rays vs Yankees Betting Lines
Yankees are –240 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $41.67. On the other side, Rays are +200 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $200.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Yankees at a 70.59% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Rays have 33.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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